MCDC News and Updates

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Missouri Median Income vs. Gas Prices

This month’s story map examines trends in Missouri median household income in comparison to gas prices. Data about Missouri income comes from the 2016-2020 American Community Survey via the Missouri Census Data Center, and energy costs data are based off the Consumer Price Index from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. County-level gas prices have been taken from the AAA Missouri Gas Prices site, which updates each day.

Missouri Census Data Center frequently works with MSDIS on mapping and data projects. MSDIS is a spatial data retrieval and archival system offering many mapping resources, primarily focused on the state of Missouri.

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The State of Missouri’s Bridges

According to the  Federal Highway Administration’s National Bridge Inventory, there are about 25,000 bridges in Missouri. Show Me Safe Bridges!, the latest story map from the Missouri Spatial Data Information Service digs into the inventory and maps the best and worst of Missouri’s spans.

Missouri Census Data Center frequently works with MSDIS on mapping and data projects. MSDIS is a spatial data retrieval and archival system offering many mapping resources, primarily focused on the state of Missouri.

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Census 2020 and Missouri’s Changing Population

Last year, the Missouri Spatial Data Information Service (MSDIS) and MCDC brought you several interactive applications that focused on the US Census. We looked at what kinds of public services depend on an accurate census count for the proper distribution of funds and we explored the racial geography of Missouri at a county level. This was all in expectation of the release of the highly anticipated 2020 US Census.

Well, dearest friends and fellow map enthusiasts, the 2020 Census data is here. Let’s have a closer look at Missouri population changes since 2000 and 2010.

Missouri Census Data Center frequently works with MSDIS on mapping and data projects. MSDIS is a spatial data retrieval and archival system offering many mapping resources, primarily focused on the state of Missouri.

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A Geographic Perspective on Women in Missouri Politics

With this month’s MCDC story map, designed by Abby Hunt, student intern at the Missouri Spatial Data Information Service (MSDIS), we examine which House and Senate districts of the state are represented by women and then consider why certain trends exist.

By reviewing state-level elected offices from a geographic perspective, we can begin to think about the way women influence space and politics. Although legal barriers to running for office may be gone, the glass ceiling is still very much intact when it comes to politics.

Missouri Census Data Center frequently works with MSDIS on mapping and data projects. MSDIS is a spatial data retrieval and archival system offering many mapping resources, primarily focused on the state of Missouri.